Developing Nebraska's Natural Resources...
Protecting Lives,
Protecting Property,
Protecting the Future

The Lower Republican Natural Resources District emcompasses south central Nebraska's Republican River Basin, including Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, most of Webster and part of Nuckolls counties. It is our job to protect, preserve and develop Nebraska's natural resources within the region.



The Lower Republican NRD monthly public meeting will be held on September 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at 30 North John Street, Alma, NE.  All persons having an interest in these matters are invited to attend. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Lower Republican NRD Office at 30 North John Street, P.O. Box 618, Alma, NE 68920 or (308) 928-2182 or on the website at

Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and services necessary for participation by contacting our office.


The LRNRD Board of Directors hereby provides public notice that the regular monthly public meeting of the LRNRD will be held the second Thursday of every month. The board meetings will begin at 7 p.m. between April thru October, and will start at 2 p.m. between November thru March in the LRNRD Meeting Room at 30 North John Street, Alma, Nebraska unless otherwise made of notice on this website. 

An agenda of the meeting will be available for public inspection on this website.

Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and services necessary for participation by contacting our office.

  • Water Usage Calculator

    Click on the link with the compatible excel for your computer and enable editing on the bar at the top.  Choose meter type, type in Field Name and click on Make Field.  At the bottom of the screen is a tab with the Field Name you just entered.  Click on that and it will take you into the calculator sheet. 

      spreadsheet Calculator for Excel 2003                     default Calculator for Excel 2010

    UNL link to simple version:

    calculatorapp Water Meter Calculator App

    This University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension App will help irrigators calculate the amount of water pumped by their irrigation pumping plant.

    The Water Meter Calculator App allows the user to store data, such as field size in acres, flow meter units and allocation and annual irrigation caps for each field.

    The app is available for download at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for $1.99.  

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Upcoming Events

23 Aug
UNL WCREC Water & Crops Field Day
08.23.2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in water to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.
24 Aug
State Fair

Hey - why not enjoy some time in the sand while you’re at the Nebraska State Fair? Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will have a Stream Table at this year’s fair.  Look for us near the Gazebo in the Family Fun Zone at the Groundwater Guardians’ Outdoor Learning Area. 

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